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Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

Our goal is to provide free Florida genealogical data  for researchers. We understand how the difficulties in the genealogy world can impact your search for ancestors. We are a dedicated group of volunteers committed to keep genealogy free. It's your history, so why pay for it? All data is located here within these sites. 

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Florida Historical Facts

Named by Juan Ponce de León, who landed on the coast of Florida on April 2, 1513

Florida had been inhabited for thousands of years before any European settlements. Of the many indigenous peoples, the largest known were the Ais, the Apalachee, the Calusa, the Timucua and the Tocobago tribes

Florida became a United States territory by the terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty in 1821

In 1822, the Territory of Florida was divided into 4 counties: St. John and Duval Counties in the east and Escambia and Jackson Counties in the west.

On March 3, 1845, Florida became the 27th state of the United States of America
On January 10, 1861, before the formal outbreak of the Civil War, Florida seceded from the Union

The capital is Tallahassee and the largest city is Jacksonville. The largest metropolitan area and major cultural center of the state is Miami.


STATE DATA

Census Records

County Records

Military Records

Miscellaneous Data

Native American Data

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

Slavery Data

 


 

COUNTY DATA

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County

County Seat

Date Formed

Alachua

Gainesville

1824

Baker

Macclenny

1861

Bay

Panama City

1913

Bradford
formerly was New River 1858

Starke

1861

Brevard

Titusville

1855

Broward

Fort Lauderdale

1915

Calhoun

Blountstown

1838

Charlotte

Punta Gorda

1921

Citrus

Inverness

1887

Clay

Green Cove Springs

1858

Collier

East Naples

1923

Columbia

Lake City

1832

DeSoto

Arcadia

1887

Dixie

Cross City

1921

Duval

Jacksonville

1822

Escambia

Pensacola

1821

Flagler

Bunnell

1917

Franklin

Apalachicola

1832

Gadsden

Quincy

1823

Gilchrist

Trenton

1925

Glades

Moore Haven

1921

Gulf

Port St. Joe

1925

Hamilton

Jasper

1827

Hardee

Wauchula

1921

Hendry

LaBelle

1923

Hernando

Brooksville

1840

Highlands

Sebring

1921

Hillsborough

Tampa

1834

Holmes

Bonifay

1848

Indian River

Vero Beach

1925

Jackson

Marianna

1822

Jefferson

Monticello

1827

Lafayette

Mayo

1856

Lake

Tavares

1887

Lee

Fort Myers

1887

Leon

Tallahassee

1824

Levy

Bronson

1845

Liberty

Bristol

1855

Madison

Madison

1827

Manatee

Bradenton

1855

Marion

Ocala

1844

Martin

Stuart

1925

Miami-Dade
[formerly was Dade]

Miami

1836

Monroe

Key West

1823

Nassau

Fernandina Beach

1824

Okaloosa

Crestview

1915

Okeechobee

Okeechobee

1917

Orange
formerly Mosquito County 1824

Orlando

1845

Osceola

Kissimmee

1887

Palm Beach

West Palm Beach

1909

Pasco

Dade City

1887

Pinellas

Clearwater

1911

Polk

Bartow

1861

Putnam

Palatka

1849

Saint Johns

St. Augustine

1821

Saint Lucie

Fort Pierce

1905*

Santa Rosa

Milton

1842

Sarasota

Sarasota

1921

Seminole

Sanford

1913

Sumter

Bushnell

1853

Suwannee

Live Oak

1858

Taylor

Perry

1856

Union

Lake Butler

1921

Volusia

DeLand

1854

Wakulla

Crawfordville

1843

Walton

DeFuniak Springs

1824

Washington

Chipley

1825


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